The Saginaw ISD Human Resources Department provides LiveScan fingerprinting services for those who require a criminal history background check for school employment. Fingerprinting is available by appointment during the following time(s): Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A valid photo identification (i.e., drivers license), LiveScan Fingerprint Request Form (issued by the school district or agency requiring the background check), and $55 fee (made payable to the Saginaw ISD by money order or exact cash ONLY - credit cards, debit cards, and checks are not accepted) will need to be provided at the time of the appointment. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please contact (989) 249-8705.
Michigan Public Act 129 of 2005 requires fingerprinting/criminal records checks from the Michigan State Police (MSP) for every new employee hired by a school district after January 1, 2006. Michigan Public Act 138 of 2005 requires criminal record checks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for newly employed substitute teachers, adult educators, and full-time teachers. The State of Michigan “School Safety” legislation (2005 PA 129-131 and 138), requires that all school employees, substitutes, or those assigned to regularly or continuously work under contract for any school, must be fingerprinted via the LiveScan fingerprinting process. The key provisions of the law include the following:
All school employees, substitutes, or those assigned to regularly or continuously work under contract for any school, must be fingerprinted via the LiveScan fingerprinting process.
New employees must be fingerprinted prior to beginning their employment with the district. Michigan’s fingerprinting system refers to these as “SE fingerprints,” because the fingerprints will be submitted under fingerprinting reason SE (school employment). This tells the criminal history computers to apply the handling rules for school background checks. Those might vary for other laws. The codes are also how MSP notifies the FBI that a check is authorized under law.
Upon being fingerprinted, the Michigan Department of Education will report to districts, all school employees with a recorded criminal conviction. Specific actions are required by districts, employees, and or Boards of Education based on the nature of the conviction reported.
Finally, the law requires school staff to self-report if they are arraigned or charged with reportable offenses as defined within this legislation. The employee must self-report to the district Superintendent and the Michigan Department of Education.